Bear Valley California

Good

3.8 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Trails

Beginner
25%
Intermediate
40%
Advanced / Expert
35%

Trail maps

Overview

Bear Valley is one of the top resorts in California. With 75 runs spanning 1680 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!

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Bear Valley

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Good

3.8 / 5

based on 7 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

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How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
ETEric T.
advanced snowboarder
Average!

3.4 / 5

Nov 30, 2017
Best mountain in Southern California. Been to other slopes in SoCal, but can't compare to this place with the amenities that it has. Just crowded during it's peak season but still go. ... More
TSTrevor S.
intermediate snowboarder
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Nov 22, 2017
I had many great experiences at this resort while I was living in California. Great food, great atmosphere! I love the fact that there was a little bar shack mid way down the mountain. Nice place to grab a drink before you get down to the bottom! Overall I had a great time when I... More
TFTravis F.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
Family friendly service kept clean for all guess lifts run smoothly runs are grommed next easy to arrive on site lesson are very in-depth and very while thought out to make sure every person gets the teaching that they are in need of.... More
JLJohn L.
intermediate snowboarder
Average!

3.5 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
Low key, beginner friendly resort. Probably better for skier than boarder. Nice Lodge. Easy to get there, but also kind of off the beaten path, which makes for smaller crowds.... More
JHJason H.
intermediate snowboarder
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
Bear Valley is a great place to get away from the big crowds in Tahoe. Close to the Bay Area and I have yet to hit major traffic when going there.... More
MNMichael N.
advanced skier
Good!

3.7 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
While Bear Valley isn't the biggest or the best, it has charm. When all chairs are firing it's got everything any rider can't want. Super family friendly and close to Bay Area.... More
EEugene
Average!

3 / 5

Oct 27, 2017
The Good: Great family ski hill. Nice, helpful staff. Varied terrain, nice groomers. The Bad: Late parkershave to walk longer distances. Short runs. Slow lifts except for the backside. The runs do not connect well.

Lifts

High Speed Quad
1
Triple Chairs
2
Double Chairs
6
Surface Lift
1

Elevation

Base
6,600 feet
Summit
8,500 feet
Vertical drop
1,900 feet

Terrain

Total runs
75
Terrain Parks
3
Longest Run
1 mile
Skiable Terrain
1,680 acres
Snowmaking Area
100 acres
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